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This section of nethealthbook is a collection of news items. It brings you very timely research that will help you understand medical problems better. Links to appropriate pages integrate the articles into the text of nethealthbook.com. One example: a news article finds that higher fiber content in the diet of males reduces prostate cancer risk. This is now part of the prostate cancer chapter under prostate cancer prevention. On the other hand an Australian study found that diabetes is a risk factor for the development of pancreatic cancer. Close blood sugar control in diabetics reduces this risk. That fact is also mentioned on the page of nethealthbook titled causes of cancer of the pancreas.

Mediterranean diet

Another study about Midwestern firefighters came to the conclusion that a Mediterranean diet benefits US workers. The diet consisted of lots of fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil and whole grain. These firefighters had a 35% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which translated into much less heart attacks over the years than a control group on a regular diet. The average consumer often overlooks this type of data from the medical literature, but it is very relevant to the average consumer.

Over the years information from these practical news stories accumulate and become part of the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: July 8, 2020

Bionic Lens For Better Vision

Bionic Lens For Better Vision

A BC optometrist, Dr. Garth Webb has come up with a new lens that can achieve three times normal vision. It has been technically developed, but needs to go through clinical trials to pass the regulatory bodies. This lens has qualities unlike conventional lenses that are implanted to r
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Vitamin K2 For Your Arteries

Vitamin K2 For Your Arteries

Vitamin K2 (=menaquinone-7 or MK-7) has been known for some time to be needed for prevention of osteoporosis and for prevention of hardening of arteries. But a new study from April 2015 from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands has found that flexibility of arteries, which is
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Testosterone Not Only For Sex

Testosterone Not Only For Sex

Testosterone stimulates a man’s and a woman’s libido but is good for a man’s heart, brain and energy as well; as a result of these facts I entitled this blog “testosterone not only for sex”. A Japanese study from June 2015 found that testosterone replacement helped those men with low
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Nuts Protect You From Heart Disease

Nuts Protect You From Heart Disease

A new study published May 2015 in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine states that nuts protect you from heart disease lowering death rates from heart disease and other causes to the tune of 20%. The research data was based on three large cohort studies, which involved low-incom
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Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Several studies have shown that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a predictor for heart disease. When the first symptoms of erectile dysfunction occur, the doctor should not just prescribe the little blue pill (Viagra), but should carefully check for coronary heart disease (CHD). It has be
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Fish Consumption In Pregnancy

Fish Consumption In Pregnancy

A study about fish consumption in pregnancy and mercury exposure to pregnant women and their children from the Republic of Seychelles showed that mercury in fish is less worrisome than was assumed in the past. 1265 mother-child pairs were enrolled in this study (Ref. 1). Seychelles Is
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Weak Handgrip Predicts Mortality

Weak Handgrip Predicts Mortality

A research team led by Dr. Darryl Leong from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, studied 139,691 people 35 to 70 years old for four years. They were from 17 various countries representing very different economic and cultural backgrounds. The findings were straightforward. W
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Shortened Telomeres Predict Cancer

Shortened Telomeres Predict Cancer

A study following 792 persons for 13 years showed that shortened telomeres predict cancer. Telomeres are the caps at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA between cell divisions. Initially all of the patients of the Northwestern and Harvard study were cancer free, but after 13 y
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